Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller merge
WPP merges Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller
WPP has merged Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller to form Burson Cohn & Wolfe, creating one of the world’s largest full-service comms agencies. Cohn & Wolfe [...]
Meg Powell-Chandler, Burson-Marsteller
Government special adviser joins Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller UK has hired former Downing Street adviser Meg Powell-Chandler as a director in its public affairs team. Powell-Chandler ran as the Conservative candidate in [...]
Stephen Day
Burson-Marsteller names Stephen Day UK CEO
Burson-Marsteller has named renowned political lobbyist Stephen Day as CEO of its UK operations.  Day joined Burson-Marsteller in April 2014 as a managing director and became [...]
Fintech startup Curve names Callum McCaig as its first PR hire
London fintech startup Curve has made its first PR and comms hire with the appointment of Burson-Marsteller’s Callum McCaig, as the business prepares to scale out of [...]
FleishmanHillard Fishburn promotes Steph Bailey to MD
FleishmanHillard Fishburn  has promoted Steph Bailey to MD and hired another senior director and partner, Michael Hartt. Bailey is now the managing director of the [...]
This week’s top trending features on Gorkana News
Your bite-sized update on the best PR opinion, interviews, events and insights featured on Gorkana News this week. Alastair Campbell: ‘Comms will not fundamentally [...]
Opinion: Article 50 – How comms professionals should react
And we’re off! Theresa May has finally invoked Article 50, signalling the beginning of the end of Britain’s European Union membership. The implications for business are [...]
Chairman of Burson-Marsteller Africa to lead Maggie Nally lecture
Robyn De Villiers, CEO and chairman of Burson-Marsteller, Africa, is to give this year’s Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture keynote address, the Chartered Institute of Public [...]
The business case for social mobility in PR
Encouraging social mobility and diversity are challenges for many sectors and PR  is no exception. Comms pros and diversity experts from Ketchum, Forster, Burson-Marsteller, [...]
Burson-Marsteller appoints Kevin Bell as worldwide president
Kevin Bell, who joined Burson-Marsteller’s London office in 2014 as global public affairs practice chair, has been appointed as the agency’s worldwide president. [...]
Most read people news on Gorkana News
Your bitesize update on the latest People News and Moves featured on Gorkana News: Tulchan Communications has hired David Cameron’s former press secretary, Graeme [...]
AstraZeneca’s Kelly Teasdale joins Burson-Marsteller
Kelly Teasdale has joined Burson-Marsteller’s healthcare team as senior director, following two years as global brand comms director at pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. At [...]
Henry Engleka joins Burson-Marsteller as US chair of healthcare practice
Henry Engleka has joined comms and PR firm Burson-Marsteller as chair of its US healthcare practice, which is based in Washington DC. Engleka, who joins with more than 20 [...]
Hawthorn hires associate directors Daniel Rolle and Jen Stebbing
Communications consultancy Hawthorn has appointed Daniel Rolle and Jen Stebbing as associate directors. They will advise clients across the technology and professional [...]
Political party conferences and their PR value
Party conference season is in full-swing and this week’s Labour Party Conference has attracted PRs from both agencies and in-house teams. Gorkana asks attendees from [...]
Burson-Marsteller appoints global corporate and financial chair
Burson-Marsteller has named Mike Fernandez chair of its global corporate and financial practice. Based in New York, Fernandez will spearhead client development, strategy and [...]
PRCA announces Reginald Watts Prize shortlist
The PRCA has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Burson-Marsteller-backed Reginald Watts Prize for PR Insight, which saw PR professionals aged 25 or under enter essays [...]
The pop-up paper and its PR value
As The New European publisher Archant reveals that it will continue to publish issues of the pop-up title after its initial cut-off date, Gorkana explores the opportunities [...]
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